The pursuit of artistry comes in many forms. As free-flowing and as distinct as the styles of the greatest artists, there are many paths towards achieving success in the arts. Ryan Flaitz is a testament to this statement, achieving his own artistic success through establishing his own company that specializes in creating athletic brand underwear, PSD Underwear along with his brother Curt Flaitz.
He established his popular brand in 2007, featuring original designs and artworks that he created himself. He spent ten years refining and honing his craft, taking inspiration from street art and big-city culture. His works often incorporate elements from his inspirations, creating his own distinct style in and of itself.
He also spent a good part of the decade developing, launching and growing his start-up company by traveling across the country. He eventually found himself in Los Angeles, where his company gained tremendous success.
PSD Underwear is famous for its involvement with professional athletes and celebrities. The success of PSD Underwear allowed Ryan Flaitz to allocate his time and efforts to his personal craft. Once he was able to put more time into his art, he established his personal brand called Flaitz Whatever.
The meaning behind the name is quite simple: Flaitz being his last name, and Whatever being the attitude that he embodies with his creative process, Ryan Flaitz can just paint whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, he values total artistic freedom. His philosophy of art heavily shows in each piece of artwork that he puts out.
Flaitz Whatever is known for its bright colors and unique cardboard medium stamped with the branding of his signature. Not to mention, Ryan Flaitz is also a freehand artist who enjoys using materials that are often discarded, transforming them into a work of art. He also channels his ’90s inspirations by making art about hip-hop music, pop culture, urban and sneaker culture, and sports.
Flaitz Whatever usually creates art pieces on cardboard, allowing him to create unique artworks that most people have never ever seen before. Ryan Flaitz is a versatile artist who can switch up his art style at any given point making his works unique and distinct from one another.
Ryan Flaitz makes sure to focus on what he does and not on what others are doing. “There is so much talent in this world and if you get caught up focusing on other artists it can affect your work.” Ryan expresses that he solely paints whatever he wants, not what others want from him. His philosophy on art is a rare and impressive feat nowadays, and he deserves to be applauded for being a genuine artist despite the current industry trends.
In the near future, Ryan Flaitz sees himself having his own personal gallery. He also seeks to guide other young artists towards their dreams. “I’ve been an artist my whole life and I will do it as long as I enjoy it. The day I don’t enjoy being an artist is the day I walk away,” says Ryan.
Indeed, Ryan Flaitz has worked so hard to get to where he is today, but he’s just getting started. As he reaches the peak of his success, he sees that there are other mountains to climb, ones that will take much more effort and much more skill. Fortunately, he is on a journey of continuous self-improvement, as his art evolves at the same time he does.
Find out more about the talented Ryan Flaitz by checking out his official website.